Since leaf-peeping season is in full swing, I thought I’d feature a lovely old brick house in Vermont – the leaf-peeping capitol of the world.
The home’s red brick exterior is white-washed so it actually makes the house appear pink! (At least in the photos)
Used as a tavern “for centuries” this picturesque home is now a bed and breakfast in the charming village of Townshend, Vermont.
If the village looks vaguely familiar, that’s because it was one of two filming locations for the hilarious Chevy Chase film Funny Farm.
Built in 1792 as a tavern in the village common, the property includes a converted barn that functions as an antique shop – and indeed, served as Ethel Dinges’ antique store in the movie Funny Farm.
[If you are interested in the Cape Cod style farmhouse that was featured in the 1988 film, Julia over at Hooked on Houses did a fantastic post about it here.]
The current owners of the former tavern have done extensive renovations on the Federal style brick home and it now operates as the Old Brick Tavern Bed and Breakfast.
The entire property – including the antique shop/barn – is currently listed for sale for $575,000.
It’s a gorgeous property no matter the season…
The main house has almost 4,000 square feet of living space.
The street-side front of the home is brick, but the entire back portion is wood-frame [kinda like my house!]
Have a look inside…….
There is a large dining room with room enough for two tables…
Eye-poppingly red walls in one of the 2 parlors…
In the building’s current set-up as a bed and breakfast, there are 2 guest suites plus private living quarters for the inn-keepers.
In the bedroom below, you get a wee glimpse of one of the restored barrel vaulted ceilings…
Timeless and versatile floor plan can serve nicely as a hobby B&B, a home with adjunct business or simply as an inspiring and beautiful village home.
– from: realtor.com
The price of $575,000 seems like a great deal for this historic property – the fact that scenes from the movie Funny Farm were filmed here makes it even sweeter!